ELENA DAMIANI

 

 

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Starting from images of abandoned picnic areas found in the photographic archive of the USBLM United States Bureau of Land Management, Journeying portrays a series of stands where a collection of modernist sculptures is displayed outdoors in a desolated landscape.

The title Journeying invites the viewer to wander through this American deserted territory to rediscover the remaining structures of a fictional past.


journeying installation view

Journeying Loc 01 and Loc 02. Installation view. 2012


Placed in a ‘terrain vague’ the installations become a sort of sightseeing rest-stops in a route towards a location charged with memory where the middle of nowhere becomes somewhere.


loc 01

Loc 01. From the Series Journeying. Collage. 2012

loc 02

Loc 02. From the Series Journeying. Collage. 2012

loc 03

Loc 03. From the Series Journeying. Collage. 2012

loc 04

Loc 04. From the Series Journeying. Collage. 2012